I'm currently in the process of my AGP build. I have a Pentair 24" sand filter with a whole new lateral system and a 1 year old 1.5hp Hayward pump. I just finished cleaning the sand filter components as they were full of sand.
I see a brand new Hayward DE filter setup with a 1hp Hayward pump for sale on CL for $300. Would I be better off with the DE filter? The DE filter model is a Hayward Perplex EC - 40 DE. I have a 27' pool, 48" deep, roughly 17,150 gallons. I know the pump would save considerable electricity over the 1.5hp even though I have to run it longer. Would this be an upgrade worth purchasing or is this not really worth the money?
All thoughts are appreciated.